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Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Japan Correspondent: It’s very scary, officials trying to brainwash public about Fukushima crisis


Japan Correspondent: It’s very scary, officials trying to brainwash public about Fukushima crisis

Umi Hagitani, interpreter, Japan correspondent for Ecological Options Network:


"The survivors of the nuclear power accident and supporters of children…  are asking the city of Koriyama to evacuate them because of the exposure to the radiation. But the women of Fukushima, their statement demanded that the reduction of the radioactive exposure is more urgent than the current federal policies and practices in Japan, which is to force people to remain in the contaminated area…

Many students of the 5th and 6th grade in elementary school, they attend something called a cancer seminar where they learn about how cancer is such a typical story for many people, they don’t have to worry about it…

They’re trying to even build a junior high school and high school combined together by 2020 in Futuba County — that is the closest place to the Fukushima Daiichi. But the administration of the town invited and made a survey of the kids, and I guess kids were not told about the options that they could evacuate, they made it look like they’re interested in coming back.

It seems that right now the Abe cabinet has already schemed out a lot of brainwashing and making people feel that it’s possible to decontaminate — and its making the suffering of the people invisible…

I feel like that after 3 years, there are more cover-ups and silencing the survivors of this ongoing nuclear accident in Fukushima Daiichi, and it’s really well supported by the structural power hierarchy… it’s very scary to see this.

The current situation is that the Ministry of Environment is putting fake radioactive monitors all over."

Source:  Nuclear News Update with James Heddle of Ecological Options Network http://postcarbon.podomatic.com/entry/2014-07-14T21_49_02-07_00

Professor: We’re wrapping our heads more and more around Fukushima’s legacy… human impact becoming more clear… that’s a very big and serious issue here


Dr. Robert Jacobs, associate professor at Hiroshima City University:

It’s become a much more common and regular thing you read in the newspapers and topic of discussion among people in Japan…

it’s become increasingly a topic of conversation because we do here have to deal with the fact that it’s every day pouring radiation into the sea. We’re wrapping our heads more and more around the legacy of it…

The human impact is unfolding in more clear view than it did at first, so that’s a very big and serious issue here… People are very, very aware of [contamination in the food supply]…

People are very anxious about it… There’s virtually no public support for nuclear power, especially in the communities in which the plants are located.
 


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